Mathematics

Mrs Egan – Head of Faculty
Mr Tiley – Associate Head of Faculty
Mrs Lloyd – Senior Assistant Headteacher: Standards of Mathematics and Numeracy
Ms Wood – Deputy Head Teacher and Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Morton – Teacher of Mathematics
Miss Reid – Teacher of Mathematics
Miss Sheridan – Teacher of Mathematics
Miss Kennedy – Teacher of Mathematics
Miss Barratt – Teacher of Mathematics – Head of Year

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is split up into four main strands: Algebra, Number, Shape and Space and Handling data and lasts for 3 years. Assessments are carried out throughout the key stage to inform teaching and learning. Problem solving skills are used during all topics and in all year groups in order to prepare students for the Key Stage 4 scheme for learning.

If you wish to know more about the Key Stage 3 curriculum, please contact Mr Tiley.

Year 7

Term 1

  • Display and Analyse Data
  • Number Skills
  • Expressions, Functions and Formulae
  • Decimals and Measures

Term 2

  • Fractions
  • Probability
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Lines and Angles
  • Sequences and Graphs

Term 3

  • Transformation of Shapes
  • Area and Volume
  • Expressions and Equations

Year 8

Term 1

  • Ordering decimals and rounding
  • Statistics, Graphs and Charts
  • Real-life Graphs
  • Lines and Angles
  • Calculating with Fractions
  • Straight Line Graphs
  • Percentages, Decimals and Fractions

Term 2

  • Indices and Standard Form
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Dealing with Data
  • Multiplicative Reasoning
  • Constructions

Term 3

  • Equations, Inequalities and Proportionality
  • Circles, Pythagoras and Prisms
  • Sequences and Graphs
  • Probability
  • Comparing Shapes

Year 9

Term 1

  • Tables and diagrams
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Conversion graphs
  • Decimals, Percentages and Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Laws of Indices

Term 2

  • Standard form
  • Brackets and Equations
  • Averages
  • Inequalities
  • Algebraic graphs

Term 3

  • Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Angles
  • Area and perimeter
  • Compound units
  • Collecting data
  • Probability
  • 3D Shapes and Loci
  • Circles
  • Volume

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 scheme of work is started in year 10. Students are taught mathematical skills and work on applying this knowledge to worded problems and cross topic questions. Students are assessed on each topic to ensure understanding and are given diagnostic feedback on that topic, if needed, to ensure understanding before moving on. They are also given the opportunity to complete past exam papers and are given exam type questions throughout the course. At the end of Year 11 students will complete 3 examination papers; Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper and the other two are calculator papers. Each exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

If you wish to know more about the Key Stage 4 curriculum, please contact Mrs Egan

Year 11

Term 1

  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Recurring Decimals
  • Fractional and Negative Indices
  • Product Rule
  • Upper and Lower Bounds
  • Surds
  • Brackets

Term 2

  • Complex Sequences
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Conditional Probability
  • Bespoke Revision

Term 3

  • Cumulative Frequency
  • Histograms
  • Gradient
  • Circle Theorems
  • Function Notation 
  • Bespoke Revision

Year 10

Term 1

  • Tables and diagrams
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Conversion graphs
  • Decimals, Percentages and Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Laws of Indices

Term 2

  • Standard form
  • Brackets and Equations
  • Averages
  • Inequalities
  • Algebraic graphs

Term 3

  • Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Angles
  • Area and perimeter
  • Compound units
  • Collecting data
  • Probability
  • 3D Shapes and Loci
  • Circles
  • Volume